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life of Oscar Wilde

Hesketh Pearson

life of Oscar Wilde

a biography

by Hesketh Pearson

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900.,
  • Authors, Irish -- 19th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Hesketh Pearson ; introd. by Peter Quennell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR5823 .P4 1978
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 399 p., [4] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages399
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4719958M
    ISBN 100313204918
    LC Control Number78006898


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